Time for Nicecream!!

It seems that my 9 year old isn’t as interested in healthy eating as I am.  Therefore I am looking for interesting ways to get him involved.  Unfortunately he is already too old for the timeless trick of many parents where, if they arrange the food in a funny face or Mikey Mouse or something, then their kid will eat whatever it is.

So I have to find more honest and real ways.

Enter Nicecream.  What is it?  It’s just frozen bananas blended alone or with other fruit to create an ice-cream consistency.  My son loves it most with a bit of vanilla extract and nothing else.  Could there be a tastier healthy option to dessert than this?!  I think not.  It’s without any additional sweeteners and has all the benefits of bananas:

  • It contains fiber, which helps with digestion
  • The potassium in bananas keep blood pressure at bay
  • All of its various vitamins and minerals keep the heart healthy
  • Bananas also contain tryptophan, an amino acid that studies suggest plays a role in preserving memory and boosting your mood

banana before

So all in all – can you find a better dessert than this?  And when made into Nicecream – it tastes absolutely wonderful!!

banana after

Now, the process:

  • Take a ripe banana, peel it, cut it into slices, slide them into a zip-lock bag and place in the freezer
  • I noticed that for best results, they should be in the freezer for about 2 hours: less and they will be too mushy, more and they will be hard and difficult to blend
  • After the 2 hours are up, place the banana slices into a blender, adding any other ingredients you wish.  I suggest start small and then once you get the hang of it, work your way into more complicated combinations.  (You can add other frozen fruits to the blend).
  • Blend until smooth, scoop into a bowl, add some fresh fruit toppings if you wish, and enjoy!

For the ambitious:

nicecream

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